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Kindness Think Tank™ is redefining the way we think about kindness. Through down to earth conversations with amazing people from around the world, Cole Baker Bagwell shines a light on the ways her guests are bringing kindness into their communities and work in ordinary and extraordinary ways. Cole created this podcast to inspire a collective mindset and movement of actionable kindness with the hope that kindness will never again be thought of as a random act.
 
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Little Shots of Kindness

Cole Baker Bagwell and Magnus Wood

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A weekly podcast on kindness from Cole and Magnus, leading a kindness revolution in business on opposite sides of the pond. The little format is a mighty mix of unscripted conversation, data, science and optimism designed to inspire thought and instigate action to improve the connections we share and the outcomes we create, together.
 
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Get ready to spice up your Sunday... This week, we're skipping across the pond to London to talk about sex with Andrea Balboni: Founder of Lush Coaching who's leading with heart and a heap of science to help people shed their sexual baggage and experience the joy and the fullness of their lives. Andrea talks with me about her personal Sex In The Ci…
 
This week, we're popping across the pond to London for a chat with Ozlem Tuskan: Founder of The Resilient, single mum and a woman with enough resilience, kindness and soul for 100 people. Ozlem talks with me about her work with women founders that's disrupting the astounding inequity in VC funding, developing bold resilience, kindness and quantum p…
 
This week, we're heading over to Denver, CO to catch up with Dr. Elia Gourgouris, best known internationally as 'The Happiness Doctor'. He talks with me about the power of the personal 'brands" we inherit or adopt, the impact of social media on self worth, the magic of being real, the kindness-happiness connection and the projects he has underway t…
 
This week, we're heading over to Portland, Oregon to hang out with Jody Turner: Futurist, Speaker, Insight Researcher on a mission to share bold ideas to preserve our planet. Jody talks with me about the trends she identified 20 years ago and why she's not surprised by where we are in time. We talk about her work that's guiding the evolution of maj…
 
This week, we're heading to Sydney, Australia to spend some time with Dr. Richard Harris: Surgeon, Author, Father, Visionary, Kind Soul. In 1971, John Lennon released his prolific and timeless song, Imagine. 50 years later, this vascular surgeon (from The Land Down Under) inspired by the possibilities John shared in his lyrics, became the author of…
 
This week, we're trekking up to Boston to catch up with the soulful, Michele Nevarez: Author, Emotional Intelligence Expert and the CEO of Beyond EI. Our conversation takes place just after the launch of her new venture, Beyond EI. Michele talks with me about her time in Nepal that informed her world views and her extensive EI work alongside Daniel…
 
This week, we're heading up to New York City to spend a little time with Michael Roderick: Founder, Writer, Podcast Host, Dad and Urban Dweller. Michael talks with me about the freedom that comes from allowing yourself to suck, loneliness, "worshipping reach and ignoring depth" and the one tiny thing each of us can do everyday, to make the world a …
 
This week, I'm heading an hour north of Toronto to hang out with the infectious and delightful Cathy Nesbitt: visionary, bean queen, worm harvester and laughter yoga coach. This episode is medicine for the soul. Cathy was way ahead of her time. She talks with me about worms: how she got turned onto them and then how they became her business in 2002…
 
This week we're doing a little globetrotting. We'll travel to Amsterdam, England, Norway, New Jersey and Austin, TX to hear kind highlights from EP 1-5, centered around two simple questions. You'll hear lessons from mallards, kindness' role in shaping the largest Porsche eSports community in England, a CEO's message about kind and profitable busine…
 
Aloha! This week, I'm traveling to the good vibes state of Hawaii to spend some time with Brian Cunningham: Kind human, CEO and the author of the The Leadership Revolution: Because Evolution Takes Too Long and the groundbreaking book Our AQ: The Missing Link to Extraordinary Leadership and Life. Brian talks with me about the transformational power …
 
This week, I'm heading to Amsterdam to talk with the fabulous Kerrie Finch: Founding Partner of Future Factor, Country Representative for the Cannes-Lions International Festival of Creativity, Founder of SheSays Amsterdam, Advisory Member of Include NOW and Candid and the "mum" of two Grecian, curtain climbing kittens-Hector and Troy. As the mischi…
 
This week, I'm heading out West to Colorado to talk with the creative, cool, jam packed with realness, Ethan Beute: Chief Evangelist at BombBomb, TedX speaker, co-author of Re-Humanize Your Business and host of The Customer Experience podcast. Ethan talks with me about a personal curiosity that led him to interview legendary C- level brand evangeli…
 
This week, I'm trekking up to Hoboken, New Jersey to visit with Andrea Rizvi: Founder and CEO of Boomerang Bites, a woman of many talents and one of the kindest Aussies you could ever hope to meet. Andrea shares good vibes as she talks with me about her Australian roots and the unexpected journey that took her from her work in International Affairs…
 
This week, I'm traveling to Amsterdam to hang out with the infectious Craig Lovelidge: Founder of Craigology , Chief Marketing and Partnerships Officer at CHALK and a man who mines the beautiful stories from everyday life. Craig talks with me about his odd childhood fascination with Dale Carnegie, people watching, perspective and his pursuit of bri…
 
This week's episode unfolds in Traverse City Michigan where I spent a little time with Bill Palladino: passionate old house rehabber and former corporate exec turned happiness guru recognized as an expert for putting positive psychology to work inside of companies and communities. Bill talks with me about the science of happiness, rest stop pamphle…
 
This week, I'm traveling to the tiny country of Luxembourg to spend a little time with the very wise and soulful Omozua Isiramen: High Performance Brain & NeuroAgility™ consultant and speaker. "Omo" talks with me about her Nigerian roots and the "Granny Wisdom" that shaped her life, why being real can help combat COVID loneliness, her "super secret…
 
This week, I'm traveling north to Maine to spend some time with Zoe Weil: President, The Institute for Humane Education, frequent TEDx speaker, author, all around inspiring human and one of my long time kindness heroines. Zoe has dedicated her life's work to creating a new education model for the world's children and she poses this question: What w…
 
Kindness isn't weak. It isn't being nice. And it isn't random. It is...well, listen up to this week's episode to hear a definition of kindness that is simple, powerful, and highly actionable. And, oh yes, hear stories of Magnus losing his tiller, and how he and Cole each eat Cadbury's Creme Eggs. --- About Cole Cole is an unconventional blend of a …
 
This week, I'm traveling down to the Peach tree State of Georgia to talk with Kevin Foster: CEO of Business Ethics Advisors and motivational keynote speaker. Kevin talks with me about the circumstances that forced him to trade the life he knew for 37 months in federal prison. We talk about the choice he made that saved his life during the grueling …
 
This week, I'm traveling to Copenhagen to spend a little time with Google's one and only Claus Raasted: Radical human, innovation mastermind, Director at The College of Extraordinary Experiences, Coach at McKinsey, Founding Partner at The Global Institute For Thought Leadership and the author of 31 books- so far... Claus and I cover a lot of ground…
 
This week, I'm sharing a conversation with the amazing David Pearl that took place in London, back in Winter 2021. The author, artist and Founder of Street Wisdom talks with me about guilty pleasure, kinship, "now-ness" and the Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang influence he’s trying to undo through his work. He shares the thing that "knocked him sideways" a…
 
This week, I head way up north to Canada to hang out with Ben Leavitt: Cool human, Content Creator, Social Media Expert, podcast host and the creative Founder behind Bunny Media. YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, Clubhouse...this guy knows them all. He talks with me about the inspiration behind his company, the hard work and smarts that built h…
 
We are, quite literally for some of us, emerging from social isolation into a new world and a new world of work. One where kindness to self and kindness to others in thoughts, words and actions has never been more powerful. In this week's episode Cole and Magnus ask us to question the positive choices we have made over the last 16 months, as well a…
 
This week, I mosied down the road in Raleigh to hang out with my friend, Spencer McRay Bland: Founder of Bland Creative, comedian and podcast host of Bop or Flop . Spencer reflects on hustling as a young Creative in NYC, being a product of The Jackass generation and talks with me about the (kind) new business he's launched to give small companies a…
 
As we start the return to the physical workplace alongside hybrid ways of working one thing we know for sure about work... Work will be forever changed. During this time, which was the biggest challenge in our human history, what worked? What worked about work? Join Cole and Magnus in this episode where we explore the many wonderful lessons we can …
 
This week, I'm popping across the pond to Ascot, East Berkshire England to visit with my dear friend Magnus Wood: gin maker, narrow boat owner and bonafide kindness expert. We talk about the secret stash he found rooting around a mighty Redwood, serendipity that inspired an unlikely friendship, questioning leadership, disrupting corporate mindset a…
 
This week, I'm traveling to sunny FLA to hang out with Leigh M. Clark: proud Momma, woman in tech and kindness badass who's on a mission to make an impact. Her nonprofit Kindleigh has made a massive national impact through efforts like gathering school supplies for foster children, distributing essential items to people who are homeless, delivering…
 
This week, I'm traveling (virtually) to the sunny, bohemian town of Venice, just outside Los Angeles, CA, to hang out with Mark Shapiro- good human, former Showtime Networks Exec., international keynote speaker and Founder of the (oh so very hot) LoveBomb app. I talk with Mark about his long term relationship with social media, the lessons he learn…
 
This week, I'm heading up the East Coast to Bowie, Maryland to catch up with Rob Howze: Empowerment Artist, Humologist, COO of STA, a man on the move and super kind futurist. He talks with me about being a bullet dodging man cat, how he was influenced by The Jetsons, his most favorite thing on Earth, the power of love in action and taking back our …
 
It's a brand new season and I'm traveling to Georgia to hang out with Elayne Fluker: a rockstar human, speaker, change maker and author of the exciting new book, Get Over "I Got It" (HarperCollins Leadership), where she encourages unapologetically ambitious women to learn how to embrace support not only for their success, but also their peace of mi…
 
In Ep12 Cole and Magnus are starting a month-long exploration of the return to the physical workplace. Something we know is causing quite a lot of head scratching, discussion and anxiety as people try to work out what are the best options for both the organisation and the people who work there. Research in the UK shows 40% of people – and 50% of th…
 
This week, I'm traveling to Chardonne, Vaud Switzerland to visit with Alexander Inchbald: Extreme Artist, Bestselling Author and Founder of the #Masterpiece Movement. In his intelligent, funny and authentic way, he shares his knowledge of ancient cultures, the why for his work and the how he believes each of us can transform the planet and positive…
 
What if we treated ourselves and each other like athletes at work? What would that do for well-being AND performance? What if we looked out for each other as much as we looked for the next sale, or how much profit we are making? Sports teams monitor their performance just as intensely as any CEO looking at spreadsheets, but they also look after the…
 
This week, I take a virtual hop over to sunny California to hang out with Zach Moreno, Co-Founder and CEO of Squadcast. The co-host of Between Two Mics podcast, author, developer and designer is on a mission to connect creatives globally and he has no plans of slowing down. Zach talks with me about kindness at In and Out Burger, how empathy changes…
 
Do you know what laughter, kindness, connection and sleep have in common? They make you more well, literally. Not just from a mental health standpoint, also from a physical standpoint. All of these mean a healthier heart, less hypertension, fewer of the stress hormones, more of the happiness hormones, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, all of those thi…
 
For EP10, I travel (virtually) to the West Village of NYC, where it's Springtime, to kind-meld with the super soulful Barbara Biziou: Personal Transformation & Vision Coach, corporate veteran and 21st century healer. She talks with me about secret openings at Barney's, the request she got from Carnie Wilson, why Donna Karan made her more relatable,…
 
Did you know that pre-Covid that one in twelve of us suffered from some sort of anxiety and that, during COVID, that number went up to one in three? For so many of us work is one of our biggest sources of anxiety; which can have such a profound negative impact on our physical and mental health. Join Cole and Magnus in our mighty mix of insights, pe…
 
This week, I'm traveling (virtually) to Maryland to catch up with the one and only Ryan C. Greene: "passion-preneur", author, speaker, mentor, host of the Make It Matter podcast, Founder of GreeneHouse Media, and an all around authentically cool human with a belly laugh that's super contagious. Ryan talks with me about keeping it real, challenging …
 
Join Cole Baker Bagwell and Magnus Wood as we continue our April month-long exploration of WELL-BEING at work. In today's episode we focus on how you are BEING at work and how this influences both your well-being and that of everyone around you. We mix up our usual combination of insights, data, personal stories and actionable insights. All created…
 
This week, I'm traveling (virtually) to Manhattan to catch up with the so very cool, powerful and wise beyond his years, Tayo Rockson: the man of many talents whose name quite literally means "Joy Warrior". Tayo is the CEO of UYD Management, a cultural translator, storyteller, activist, speaker, host of his own inspiring podcast, As Told By Nomads,…
 
Could kindness make us more well? We're sure there are a few heads nods as you think about the power of kindness to support our physical mental well-being at work and in the rest of our lives. This week Cole and Magnus explore just how powerful kindness is at work. In our usual mix of data, stories and actionable insights we explore the pivot point…
 
This week, I'm traveling (virtually) to snowy Vancouver, Canada to catch up with Trena White- a 20 year publishing veteran and the Co-Founder and Principal of Page Two Books. I talk with Trena about the challenging chain of events that led she and Jesse Finkelstein to create a new model for publishing, the role that kindness is playing in their gro…
 
In this episode we explore how we can cultivate awareness in the moment and apply this to the work we are doing in real-time. We kick off with a simple mindfulness exercise to create calm, untangle the knots in our head, and so be fully aware and fully present. Cole shares her corporate story, how her 27 year mindfulness practice came to be and dis…
 
This week, I'm heading (virtually) just outside of NYC to hang out with the incredibly authentic and soulful Claude Silver: host of The Silver Lining Podcast, Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia and Gary Vaynerchuk's right hand woman. She describes her life's purpose as "being of joyful service and unlocking emotional optimism in all." Claude talks …
 
We're building some rooms in the house of kindness... In a time when many of us have never felt more isolated, Cole & Magnus explore the power of CONNECTION. They learn that a lack of connection is worse for your wellbeing than smoking 15 cigarettes a day and why WE is one of the most powerful words you can use. Packed full of data about the hugely…
 
Laughter is her “why”, her jam and her business. This week, I traveled to Austin, TX to hang out with the funny and fabulous Dr. Heather Walker, Organizational Psychologist and the Founder of Lead with Levity. Our conversation takes place just after Snowpocalypse 2021, left the state of TX without power and water for days on end. She tells me about…
 
We're carrying on building the 'house of kindness' in this episode, exploring PURPOSE at work. In EP2: we explored why kindness in business is so necessary – laying the foundations. In our last episode, EP3, we talked about the trust as the foundations. Now we're starting to build layers to this very strong house by looking at PURPOSE. We talk abou…
 
In this episode, I travel (virtually) to The Garden State to catch up with Christina Langdon, who spent 30 years running sales and marketing for brands including Martha Stewart and Fast Company before becoming the Founder of High Performance Coaching. Christina talks with me about the TED talk that changed her life, the mantra she became known for,…
 
We're back again building the 'house of kindness' in this episode, where we explore the power of TRUST and how to build it with kindness. In this episode we build on our analogy. Kindness is the footers of the house we are building and trust is the foundation. From these strong foundations of trust we're able to build relationships in order to crea…
 
In this episode, I travel (virtually) to the most Western part of Norway to catch up with Oyvind Reed, all around good human and the CEO of Whereby.com. We talk about Whereby's growth in a wildly competitive market, the power of kindness in leadership, one million trees, technology designed for people and planet and the steps he's taking to inspire…
 
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